Everyone and his dog should be at Tatton’s annual dog show!


The `must go to’ canine event of the year takes place at Home Farm, Tatton Park on Sunday August 9th.

There are already signs of training for the big day as past champions eager to regain their tile and new hopefuls looking to take home their first trophy start limbering up.

Amongst the 10 categories up for contention are the dog with the saddest eyes and  dog with the waggiest tail. There are bound to be firm favourites in the line up of 10 novelty classes including  best veteran and best rescue. All classes are open for any dog and whilst it’s all about the taking part, you may well find your canine friend has just what it takes to take a podium place! It’s the perfect opportunity for dogs (and owners) to really strut their stuff

Everyone’s favourite class is `Best Young Handler, for all those budding Ashleigh and Pudseys.

Farm manager Jayne Chapman said ‘’ The fun dog show is the farm’s favourite event of the year. It’s great to see so many people having fun with their dogs. There is a class for everyone from scruffiest, to best rescue and we all love best child handler - seeing the bond between the children and their dogs is very special. We also have lots of fun in the agility class. Try it if you’re fit enough!.”

Special rosettes are awarded for first to sixth places in each class, so few doggies go home empty pawed

The most competitive participants are already clearing space in their kennels for the gleaming ‘Harry Smith Memorial Trophy’ for show champion. 

One of the hardest classes to judge and guaranteed to bring out the softest of puppy dog eyes is ‘dog the judges would most like to take home’. This gets increasingly difficult to decide as the numbers of entries increase each year.     Entering your best pal in the fun dog show is just one of over 101 things to do at Tatton Park. This new campaign launched last year features 101 of the best possible experiences to be enjoyed at Tatton this year. These range from feeding Tatton’s deer their daily breakfast to singing happy birthday with a rare breed pig: watching the Vikings invade Tatton’s Old Hall to escaping in to a New Zealand rain forest. www.101tatton.org.uk

Fun Dog Show The Fun Dog Show takes place on Sunday, August 9 from noon.  Park Entry charge of £5 per car applies. Only £2 entry charge per class.   For more information contact reception on 01625 374400 or the farm on 01625 374431.

Home Farm opening times and prices The farm is open for high season (until October 26, 2015) Tuesday to Sunday from noon-5pm (last entry 4pm). 

High season prices for single attraction entry: adult £6, child £4 (aged four to 15 years of age), family £16 (two adults and up to three children). 

Totally Tatton Ticket (entry to three attractions: mansion, gardens and farm): Adult £11, child (aged four to 15) £5.50, family (two adults and up to three children) £27.50. National Trust members pay 50 per cent entry to the farm.  Park entry charge of £5 per car applies to all.

Please visit our website www.tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374400 for more information.

For further information about this release contact: Vicky Wilby, Marketing Department      Tel: 01625 374417 / Email: vicky.wilby@cheshireeast.gov.uk www.tattonpark.org.uk

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 800,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and 1930s rare breeds farm.  The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, adventure playground, restaurant, Gardener’s Cottage tea room and year-round events programme.

The Tatton Park Vision

The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. For more information about the vision visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/vision